Welsh market faces long road ahead after Covid-19—but publishers remain optimistic

Welsh market faces long road ahead after Covid-19—but publishers remain optimistic

With the ongoing effects of the coronavirus, the Welsh book trade is facing its toughest challenge in decades, but publishers throughout the country are being buoyed by support from the devolved government and a renewed sense of community spirit.

Wales’ book sector is dominated by independents, who “provide the backbone to supporting authentic publishing output with voices that originate here”, according to Helgard Krause, chief executive of the Books Council of Wales. There is also a good regional spread of publishing houses throughout the country, and a number of emerging independent lit...

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